Monday, September 23, 2013


you are invited to...

friday, september 27th

5pm to 9pm

sips, nibbles, prizes...

what more could a girl ask for?

Oh yes...

it's the biggest sale of the year!

hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Queen Bee French Flea Market

Way too much fun last weekend at
The Queen Bee's French Flea Market!

If you haven't yet met the wonderful ladies (Kim and JoNell)
who put this show on, click here to learn about them.

The venue for this event was the Schilter Family Barn.

As you can see, it was spectacular!
Vendor booths were top notch, including the one designed by

my friend and Owner of Faded Elegance, Kimberly McIlrath.
My pictures were taken with my phone (which is a dinosaur, NOT
a smart phone), so it doesn't do it justice...but you get the gist.


Kimberly, Owner of Faded Elegance and Kaite of Inspired by Ellee.
There were well over 600 guests and I am sure
everyone, including me, was impressed!
My buddy Katie of Inspired By Ellee

and I drove down together and met up with Kimberly on Friday.
Kim and JoNell (organizers of the event) graciously put us up in their
Queen Bee Cottage Retreat.  
It was the most beautiful cottage!


They rent out the Queen Bee Cottage for events.
If you want to treat yourself you should look into contacting them.
Click here to visit their Facebook page.
Not only did we have the best sleep ever (the down comforters were dreamy),
but we also met new friends from Enumclaw.
Bev and Cindy were a hoot! I mean, belly bustin', laugh til ya cry
good ole' fun girls.
They were quite the attraction with their 'Glampers'!
This one is Bev's...

And this is Cindy's

We were feeling a bit sheepish after our night of fun, but these troopers (Kimberly included)
were ready to hit it the next day. So fun!

A ton of great finds for everyone and I could totally
appreciate the time and hard work put in by everyone.
It was a memorable weekend!
Back at Faded Elegance, I spent Monday trompin in with new treasures!
I adore this French bee hive basket!

I was lucky enough to find two of these cool tea crates.
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a thing for chippy doors.

Bought this from the nicest lady. Isn't it cute?
So, next time you hear about the women of Queen Bee Cottage Retreat
or their Queen Bee French Flea Market,
You won't want to miss it!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Flea Market Time!

Headed to:

The line up of vendors looks so fun, 


I will do my best to snap some photos,

but I admit I plan on doin' some shoppin'!

Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wrapping Up Summer

Believe it or not, I am still here :)
Between our trip to Southern Cal for vacation, helping
my parents with their estate sale and packing them up to move,
getting the kiddos prepped and back to school...
I regretfully neglected the blogging world.
However, I'm getting into a new routine and it feels great~
Here are some highlights from the past two months...

We started our vacation in San Diego. This is La Jolla.

What's not to love about this?

This cute little general store is in Old Town San Diego.

Don't you just love the nostalgia these red shelves give the inside of the store?
The boys heading into a 'hot sauce' sampling heaven.
Chanelle and I hit the market.

Family snapshot at the San Diego Zoo.
Chanelle at the sting ray pool in Sea World.
We also took time to visit some college campuses. This is UCLA.

Also visited Balboa Park.

Keiton researched where we could learn and visit tributes to Jackie Robinson.
This was right across from City Hall. The other statue is of his brother.
Don't judge...I just had to go! We were so close, it would have
been a crime not to check it out in person.
A long fun filled day at Universal Studios.

Our sunset walk along the boardwalk at Mission Bay.


It was a perfect way to wrap up summer before their Senior and Freshman
year of high school. Just love these two!

Back home I began working on another hutch.
This is how it began...
And after a custom mix of paint colors...
This is how it turned out

We are really getting stocked up for Faded Elegance's
Anniversary Party~
Friday, September 27th
6pm to 9 pm
Come in your flapper's best! (not required)
Kimberly puts on a heck of a party :)

I'm headed to a show down in Olympia this weekend.
Hope to find some good junk and inspiration!
Have a wonderful week!